Al Stewart ‎– Time Passages

Arista ‎– ARCD-8342
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered

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1 Time Passages
Lead Guitar, Written-By – Peter White
2 Valentina Way
Grand Piano – Peter RobinsonLead Guitar – Peter WhiteOrgan – Peter RobinsonRhythm Guitar – Mark Goldenberg
3 Life In Dark Water
Lead Guitar – Tim Renwick
4 Man For All Seasons
Lead Guitar – Tim Renwick
5 Almost Lucy
Lead Guitar – Tim Renwick
6 The Palace Of Versailles
Lead Guitar – Tim RenwickSynthesizer [Polyphonic] – Peter Solley
7 Timeless Skies 3:31
8 Song On The Radio 6:20
9 End Of The Day
Lead Guitar, Written-By – Peter White

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Thanks to Marion Driscoll, for the use of her accordion; Art Valdez, for the use of his guitar; also Nigel Lendon, Peter Smith and Brian Rohan.
Recorded at Davlen, Los Angeles.
Digitally remastered at Digital Magnetics.
"The Palace Of Versailles" is based on "The Earle Of Salisbury" by William Byrd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 0 7822-18342-2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 078221834223
  • Matrix / Runout: #920218A ARCD-8342 MFG BY CINRAM

Other Versions (5 of 62) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PL 25173 Al Stewart Time Passages(LP, Album) RCA Victor PL 25173 UK 1978 Sell This Version
AB 4190 Al Stewart Time Passages(LP, Album, San) Arista AB 4190 US 1978 Sell This Version
PL-25173 Al Stewart Time Passages(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor PL-25173 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
CDP 7977652, CZ 468, CDFA 3312 Al Stewart Time Passages(CD, Album, RE) EMI, EMI, Fame CDP 7977652, CZ 468, CDFA 3312 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
ARCD-8342 Al Stewart Time Passages(CD, Album, Club) Arista ARCD-8342 US Unknown Sell This Version


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October 31, 2010
edited over 6 years ago

This album, which followed the very successful "Al Stewart - Year Of The Cat", is pleasant, but not particularly outstanding. "Time Passages", the track which made the charts, is both insightful and musical, and became reasonably popular. The remaining tracks are well crafted and produced, however, they don't maintain the same level of inspiration as the title track. The entire album does keep a comfortable and easy pace; "Almost Lucy", the fifth track, is particularly melodic and well written. "Song On The Radio" is the second best track on the album, with some strong horn solos, and lyrics. Overall, the album is a little too slow for me to listen to front and center in its entirety, however it's an excellent background pop album with several good "Easy Listening" type tracks.